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Old 08-14-2016, 01:51 PM   #21
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Thanks for the pictures Bob. It is done quite differently than my 2010. Tim I'm going to put buying a length of that on my list when we pick up our 21
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:01 PM   #22
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Here's some of my 2014, should be similiar but located in a different spot.

#1 is the braided, it is indeed a pex clamp.
#2 is the other side of the pump, on mine it goes to the winterizing valve and is clear. They used a regular hose clamp on the pump end, pex on the other.
#3 is of all things MOLD, in the line between the winterizing valve and the fresh water tank. Guess I've got to do some sterilizing. There was water trapped between the winterizing valve and the tank in what amounts to a p trap in the hose. Trailers been sitting since May. Guess I need to start blowing it out when not in use as opposed to just draining the system.

Good thing I went to take these pictures.
Thankyou for the picture clarification. I had to remove the line on the toilet to install a shutoff valve . Used a shark bite and put a flexible stainless hose after I cut that line off in bathroom . There was not enough room to install the shutoff under dinette as others did . Pat
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Old 08-14-2016, 02:17 PM   #23
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Two things I like better about those cinch clamp type PEX rings I posted above are 1: the tool is fairly inexpensive and 2: they are much easier to grab ahold of and cut off if needed. Each clamp cost more than the solid ring type but it is minimal for most projects. I tried to get myself to use the sharkbite type but they just felt too loose for me to feel safe with.
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Two things I like better about those cinch clamp type PEX rings I posted above are 1: the tool is fairly inexpensive and 2: they are much easier to grab ahold of and cut off if needed. Each clamp cost more than the solid ring type but it is minimal for most projects. I tried to get myself to use the sharkbite type but they just felt too loose for me to feel safe with.
Rich the shark bite used on flex line , I cut off, comes into bathroom if it ever leaked on our trailer .Also it seems pretty good on there . First time I ever used a shark bite , got it from a plumbing store and it sure is better then what was on there . And it can be removed . Pat
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I've also used Sharkbites, in the house. Easy to use, expensive, and do the job, but they do not instill confidence.
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I've also used Sharkbites, in the house. Easy to use, expensive, and do the job, but they do not instill confidence.
Bob since this is a trailer not my home I am good with this solution . Also any leaks it is in the bath . Pat
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Since I already owned the crimp tool and had some clamps left over from another job it made the decision easier. I guess I might trust the sharkbite type more in a stationary location than in our rolling earthquakes. (I just love Donna's analogies.)
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Bob since this is a trailer not my home I am good with this solution . Also any leaks it is in the bath . Pat
I didn't mean to infer they don't work, which they do, just that they don't look or feel like they would.

By the way, the clamp cutter tool might not be suitable for plastic fittings.
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I didn't mean to infer they don't work, which they do, just that they don't look or feel like they would.

By the way, the clamp cutter tool might not be suitable for plastic fittings.
No problem Bob . Because they didn't leave me much to work with this is a good enough solution .Pat
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I have used these on flexible pipe on a drip irrigation systems in our garden, but I've never seen them used on higher pressure applications or in a home or trailer.
That does look like a lower-pressure version of the "clinch" option for PEX.

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Here's some of my 2014, should be similiar but located in a different spot.

#1 is the braided, it is indeed a pex clamp.
#2 is the other side of the pump, on mine it goes to the winterizing valve and is clear. They used a regular hose clamp on the pump end, pex on the other...
It looks like they used a PEX ring #1 because it's a fitting intended for PEX. I have no idea why one would do this instead of using the fitting in #2, which is appropriate for the hose.

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Two things I like better about those cinch clamp type PEX rings I posted above are 1: the tool is fairly inexpensive and 2: they are much easier to grab ahold of and cut off if needed. Each clamp cost more than the solid ring type but it is minimal for most projects.
A good description of why they are good for homeowners, but anyone doing a large number of connections would likely pay a bit more for tools, save a bit on every connection, and not worry about removal because when you do enough you get good at it.

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I've also used Sharkbites, in the house. Easy to use, expensive, and do the job, but they do not instill confidence.
Exactly my opinion.

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By the way, the clamp cutter tool might not be suitable for plastic fittings.
I agree - it looks suitable only for brass fittings. The jaw which goes inside the fitting would need to be much larger and curved to match the fitting to have any hope of not damaging a plastic fitting.
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